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    f-engrave Inlay is too small

    I have an issue with f-engrave. In the V-Carve Mode the inlay fits only if the prismatic overcut is set to 0. That means that the inlay is too small on its top an fits only on the base of the inlay. What I’m doing wrong? I’m using Version 1.72.

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    Re: f-engrave Inlay is too small

    If you are using Scorch's youtube video as a guide it could be the same issue I ran up against.
    Link--->https://www.cnczone.com/forums/opens...ftware-20.html
    start reading at post #389
    Another thing to consider is not all v-bits come to a true point.
    Hope that helps in some way. I haven't attempted another inlay since making those posts so the rest of the details are lost in memory.
    Anyone who says "It only goes together one way" has no imagination.

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    Re: f-engrave Inlay is too small

    Thank you for this link. Obviously others had the same problems and they could solve it. I have checked everything and I tried it again with the same result. The base is too big or the Inlay too small. I have attached my setting. May be you can see my mistake.

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    Re: f-engrave Inlay is too small

    Okay you didn't make the same mistake of applying prismatic overcut to the base. The youtube video confused me on that detail due to the video using an older version.
    Quote Originally Posted by MXS61 View Post
    . V-Carve Mode the inlay fits only if the prismatic overcut is set to 0.
    And what happens if the prismatic overcut is a negative number ? If the base (female) is a little to wide and the inlay (male) is a little to narrow it could be a v-bit problem as described in this link.
    https://discuss.inventables.com/t/f-...sting/26093/50
    but also in that link are posters claiming to be operating per instructions with good v-bits and still getting poor results. Time has passed since I last played with this and exact settings used is beyond my increasingly short memory.
    Anyone who says "It only goes together one way" has no imagination.

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    Re: f-engrave Inlay is too small

    I did a simulation like in the Link. And you can see in the attached picture that it is also in the Simulation visible that the two pieces will not fit and that is what I see in reality too.
    So I'm very sure that it is not a problem of the router bit.
    I would be really happy if someone could show me my mistake.

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    Re: f-engrave Inlay is too small

    I used the g-code you sent me (via e-mail) and made solid models with CAMOTICS output (from your g-code). The inlay looks fine see the attached picture.

    Attachment 445534

    I did not see this thread until tonight. I independently came to the same conclusion as cyclestart. Your v-bit does not cut to a true point.
    Scorch
    www.scorchworks.com

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